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TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012Fri 08-Jun-12 02:58 PM
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"Nikon D5100 images look pink"


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I just received my Nikon D5100 yesterday & after shooting a couple hundred photos I noticed quite a few have a pink cast to them. I switched the white balance to incandescent which helped some of the time, but in others made it worse. I've been using the Nikon D3000, so this was to be an upgrade, but so far I think the photos on my D3000 have better color. Any ideas? Do you think this is a problem with the D5100 or I just got a bad one? Debating if I want to keep it or just return it & go back to my D3000.

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Fri 08-Jun-12 06:11 PM
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#1. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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Richmond, US
          

First, how are you viewing these? On the LCD on the camera, or on a computer? If on the computer, is the display calibrated?

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Fri 08-Jun-12 06:18 PM
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There are quite a few settings that could affect the color. The D5100 is quite a bit more camera than the D3000, so I wouldn't be too quick to get rid of it.

Where were the photos taken that were pink and what WB did you have set? What are the Picture Control settings? Can you post a couple of photos? And, as Brian asked, how are you viewing the images?

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TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012Fri 08-Jun-12 07:40 PM
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#3. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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The images look pink both on the camera LCD and my computer (iPhoto), which is not calibrated. The photos were taken indoors in the evening. I went between auto white balance & incandescent, with the problem happening sporadically (maybe in 1/3 of the photos) in either setting.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sat 09-Jun-12 03:21 PM
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#7. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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Hi Katelyn,

Welcome to Nikonians!
We're there any red or pink walls or ceiling in the room that you were shooting in?
Light reflecting off of a colored wall or ceiling can project a color cast.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Sat 09-Jun-12 12:44 AM
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#4. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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Nevis, US
          

It's probably just a WB issue. Auto WB can mess up sometimes and give you different looking images when they were all taken in similar surroundings. Were there any florescent lights on in the room?

WB is easily changed when editing if your shoot RAW. Not as easily if you shoot JPEG.

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011Sat 09-Jun-12 04:12 AM
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#5. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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Were you using a flash?

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TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012Sat 09-Jun-12 12:49 PM
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#6. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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no flash. Was shooting with my 35 mm 1.8

  

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TheThinkingMom Registered since 08th Jun 2012Sat 09-Jun-12 09:45 PM
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#9. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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Also, I feel like the images from my 5100 are less sharp than the 3000. The ISO is considerably better, but seems to lose some sharpness

  

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011Sun 10-Jun-12 03:06 AM
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#10. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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McEwen, US
          

OK I have seen that look on indoor shots with no flash. It seems to be a combination of white balance settings combined with underexposure in low lighting conditions. Your lack of sharpness may be due to longer exposure times.

If you are shooting indoors with only normal room lighting you will need to use a flash, almost 100% of the time.

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pjonesCET Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011Sat 09-Jun-12 03:27 PM
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#8. "RE: Nikon D5100 images look pink"
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Martinsville, US
          

Since I don't have a 5100 I have a 3000 instead (bought 2 days before the 3100 hit the market typical of my dumb luck).

But in The WB settings on the the 3000 there are three Florescent settings.
Warm White , Cool White and Daylight. Then the are the settings for Out Doors, Flash night time and so on.

If the Pictures are pinkish set for Cool white or daylight instead. if the have a Blueish cast then set for Warm White or Daylight. Cool white add a little extra Blue, Warm White a little extra Pink. And Daylight mimics sunlight.

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